Rent Control Is Back

For years, economists have argued that the protections harmed the tenants they were supposed to help. The evidence complicates the diagnosis.

Oct. 12 2018 8:03 AMYes, I Wear Headphones While I Bike. I Have No Regrets.
Oct. 4 2018 8:30 AMLondon UndergroundThe city’s elites went to war over basements.
Sept. 25 2018 2:14 PMWhat YIMBYs Should Learn From New York’s Hasidic, Chinese, and Bangladeshi Enclaves
Sept. 18 2018 2:27 PMFor North Carolina, and for the Rest of Us, the Danger Is Rain
Sept. 13 2018 4:11 PMHow Homebuilders Made North Carolina Vulnerable to Florence
Sept. 12 2018 4:57 AMHow Florence Could Hurt North CarolinaRain, as usual, poses the hidden threat.
Sept. 6 2018 11:50 AMAfter RahmThe Chicago mayor’s decision to step down has opened the floodgates for the unenviable job of replacing him.
Sept. 3 2018 11:02 AMRio on FireMillions of treasures from Brazil’s past went up in flames. The country’s future is at risk, too.
Aug. 20 2018 12:58 PMLiving Behind the WheelMore Americans are sleeping in their cars than ever before. Should cities make space for them?
Aug. 15 2018 1:30 PMPipe Down, Cyclists—It’s Totally Fine for Nonbikers to Use the Bike Lane
Aug. 4 2018 5:55 AMThese Senators Want to Lower Your RentToo bad their plans won’t work.
July 31 2018 4:07 PMOf Course Trump Hates BrutalismBuildings like the FBI headquarters are everything Trump is not.
July 26 2018 7:18 PMNew Report: Uber and Lyft Riders Aren’t Giving Up Their Cars—They’re Giving Up Transit
July 19 2018 11:24 AMGive the Curb Your EnthusiasmThe American city is wasting valuable real estate on parked cars.
July 11 2018 6:47 PMElegant Graphs Reduce 25 American Cities to Their Design EssenceAnd show what Boston and Charlotte have in common.
Oct. 9 2018 7:05 PMAustralia Has a Plan to Keep Immigrants Out of Its Largest Cities
Oct. 1 2018 2:10 PMWhat Makes Rent “Affordable”?America’s standard metric compares rents to incomes. That doesn’t tell the whole story.
Sept. 21 2018 1:50 PMThe Architect Who Wanted MoreThe weird, unpopular, and important ideas of Robert Venturi, the most influential architect of his generation.
Sept. 18 2018 5:50 AMBlack Space, White BlindnessWhy white Americans have such a hard time picturing a middle-class black neighborhood.
Sept. 12 2018 2:57 PMMaryland’s Biggest County Responds to Full Schools by Halting New HousingThat’s backward.
Sept. 9 2018 8:03 PMUber Was RightThe scooter backlash vindicates Travis Kalanick’s early tactics.
Sept. 4 2018 11:35 AMA New Study Links Air Pollution With Alzheimer’sEPA regulations have helped reduce the amount of pollutants we breathe. Guess who’s threatening to undo them.
Aug. 30 2018 1:03 PMAnd the Waters Will PrevailWhat if Houston’s survival depends not just on withstanding a flood, but on giving in to it?
Aug. 16 2018 12:31 PMAn Encyclopedia of NeighborhoodsTrulia wants to catalog America’s neighborhoods. Sounds like a lot of work.
Aug. 13 2018 7:33 PMBen Carson Ends Obama-Era Efforts to Reduce Housing SegregationBack to the drawing board after quashing a signature Obama achievement.
Aug. 3 2018 8:04 AMIn Defense of “Shoaling”Bike snobs hate it. It’s also necessary.
July 30 2018 5:50 AMChina at the Limits of GrowthAfter years of expanding at breakneck pace, Shanghai and Beijing have stopped—but not on their own.
July 20 2018 10:44 AMThe History of Amsterdam, as Told by 700,000 Pieces of Garbage
July 12 2018 2:28 PMBikers, Go Ahead and Slap Cars That Come Too CloseIt’s the best thing for both you and drivers. Even if they don’t know it.
June 29 2018 8:46 AMIt Is Perfectly Fine to Ride Your Bike the Wrong Way Down a One-Way Street